National Forest trip - Page 17 - Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums



National Forest trip

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #241  
Old 11-11-2017, 12:51 PM
scraprat's Avatar
scraprat scraprat is online now
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Itinerant
Posts: 3,163
scraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant future
Heading west towards Utah. Took a side detour on travel day with a site seeing trip in Thompson Caynon & Sego Canyon (ghost town). There's a Shell_7/11 gas station at exit 187 (I70) with a large truck parking area to leave the truck/ 5th wheel at while taking a few hours to see the area. We did ask for permission to leave it....wouldn't be a good day to return and find out it was towed away.
If you google these location it's interesting to find out about the past history. Anyways makes for a nice afternoon.
Some rock art





Remains of the town



Late in the day arriving at a boondock spot on BLM north of Moab.
One of the signs at the board as you enter the area.

Next day finishing the drive and after some scouting found this spot on BLM that will work so Caynon Lands NP (Needles area) can be visited. A few miles down a gravel/ sandy road off the main highway. Plus Verizon & 30+ OTA channels.



Forgot to take the camera last night when I took the dog for a hike, the sunsets are pretty nice with the long views.
Enjoy
Reply With Quote
  #242  
Old 11-11-2017, 01:03 PM
SkiSmuggs SkiSmuggs is offline
Elder User
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Posts: 668
SkiSmuggs is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.SkiSmuggs is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I am loving your trip, photos and narrative. Question: Do you leash the dog when you hike? I was thinking about rattlesnake encounters, but in my backpacking days (when I still had cartilage in my knees), I mixed between unleashed, where my dog would chase deer, and leashed, where I saved both a skunk and a ranger encounter. LOL!
Reply With Quote
  #243  
Old 11-11-2017, 01:30 PM
scraprat's Avatar
scraprat scraprat is online now
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Itinerant
Posts: 3,163
scraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant future
It depends. If we're in a busy public place always on a leash. Areas like this no leash but always have it on me incase, along with hand gun or small can of bear spray. These areas look barren of animals but they're there (both 2 and 4 legged ones).
When its warmer and the snakes could be out I'll keep him closer to me he's fairly trained/ obedient. It's the squirrels/ ground rodents that kick in his herding drive. Now with us moving back towards the desert environment I'll do more of our walks in the early/ late day when it's cooler/ cold out. So far we've had only had 3 rattlesnakes in camp "that we know of".
Reply With Quote
  #244  
Old 11-11-2017, 03:47 PM
Traildust's Avatar
Traildust Traildust is offline
Senior User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Fallon, NV
Posts: 156
Traildust is gaining momentum as a positive member of FTE.
I find the Rock Art extremely interesting, we do have Petroglyphs in the local area, Fallon, NV that date back 8000 years. The Pictographs in the third picture down of them are particularly interesting as some of the figures do not seem to be human and how did they get so high up on the rock face?

Once again thanks for this great continuing post.
Bill
Reply With Quote
  #245  
Old 11-12-2017, 10:35 AM
scraprat's Avatar
scraprat scraprat is online now
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Itinerant
Posts: 3,163
scraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant future
Traildust, I find it interesting also and would guess they must have had a make shift ladder of some sort or maybe they stood on each other's shoulders.
Reply With Quote
  #246  
Old 11-12-2017, 10:43 AM
HRTKD's Avatar
HRTKD HRTKD is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Somewhere south of Denver
Posts: 2,991
HRTKD is a splendid one to beholdHRTKD is a splendid one to beholdHRTKD is a splendid one to beholdHRTKD is a splendid one to beholdHRTKD is a splendid one to beholdHRTKD is a splendid one to beholdHRTKD is a splendid one to behold
The Earth's gravity was lower back then.
Reply With Quote
  #247  
Old 11-12-2017, 11:11 AM
FORDF250HDXLT's Avatar
FORDF250HDXLT FORDF250HDXLT is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Maine/Oklahoma
Posts: 16,082
FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.
Throughout the United States there are thousands of pictographs and petroglyphs with the greatest concentration in the American Southwest. The site that has the most is the Petroglyph National Monument in New Mexico. At the monument, archaeologists have estimated there may be over 25,000 petroglyph images along the 17 miles of escarpment. A small percentage of the petroglyphs found within the park pre-date the Puebloan time period, perhaps reaching as far back as 2000 B.C. Other images date from historic periods starting in the 1700s, with petroglyphs carved by early Spanish settlers. It is estimated 90% of the monuments petroglyphs were created by the ancestors of todayís Pueblo people. Puebloans have lived in the Rio Grande Valley since before 500 A.D., but a population increase around 1300 A.D. resulted in numerous new settlements. It is believed that the majority of the petroglyphs were carved from about 1300 through the late 1680s.

Native American Symbols, Pictographs & Petroglyphs
Arrow Protection
Arrowhead Alertness
Badger Track Summer
Bear Strength
Bear Paw Good Omen
Big Mountain Great abundance
Bird Free of worry, Carefree
Broken Arrow Peace
Broken Cross Circle Four Seasons, That Which Revolves
Brothers Unity, Equality, Loyalty
Buffalo Horns Success
Buffalo Skull Sacredness, Reverence for Life
Butterfly Everlasting life
Cactus Sign of desert
Coyote & Coyote Tracks Trickster
Crossed Arrows Friendship
Days-Nights Time Passing
Deer Track Game plentiful
Drawn Bow & Arrow Hunting
Drying Rack Plenty of Meat
Eagle Freedom
Eagle Feather Chief
Enclosure Ceremonial Dances
End of Trail Peace, End of War
Evil Eye This symbol protects from the curse of the Evil Eye.
Facing Arrows Warding off evil spirits
Four Ages Infancy, Youth, Middle, Old Age
Gecko Sign of Desert
Gila Monster Dream Time
Great Spirit The Great Spirit is a conception of universal spiritual force, or supreme being prevalent among most Native American tribes.
Head Dress Ceremonial
Hogan Permanent Home
Horse Journey
Kokopelli Flute Player, Fertility
Lightening Power, Speed
Lightning Arrow Swiftness
Man Life
Medicine Manís Eye Wisdom
Morning Stars Guidance
Mountain Range Destination
Path Crossed
Peace Pipe Ceremonial, sacred
Rain Plentiful crop
Rain Clouds Good Prospect
Rattle Snake Jaws Strength
Saddle Bag Journey
Skyband Leading to Happiness
Snake Defiance
Squash Blossom Fertility
Sun Happiness
Sun Flower Fertility
Sun God Mask The Sun God is a powerful spirit among a number of Native American tribes.
Sunrays Constant
Swastika Four corners of the world, Well-Being
Tipi Temporary house
Thunderbird Unlimited Happiness, Caller of Rain
Thunderbird Track Bright Prospect
Water Running Constant Life
Wolf Paw Freedom, Success
Zuni Bear Good Health
Reply With Quote
  #248  
Old 11-14-2017, 09:08 AM
scraprat's Avatar
scraprat scraprat is online now
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Itinerant
Posts: 3,163
scraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant future
Slowly moving south stopped for the night on blm near Blanding, UT took a late afternon drive to see some ruins.
Comb Ridge
http://www.blm.gov/visit/butler-wash-ruins

Then found out there are dinosaur tracks not far from camp.

There are 3 in the pic, one behind and two in front.

On the way in saw this little buck 50' away just standing there.
Reply With Quote
  #249  
Old 11-14-2017, 11:43 AM
FORDF250HDXLT's Avatar
FORDF250HDXLT FORDF250HDXLT is offline
Post Fiend
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Maine/Oklahoma
Posts: 16,082
FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.FORDF250HDXLT has a spectacular reputation.
The deer down south/out west could care less.It's amazing.Up here,they smell you in the woods and they're long,long gone before you can catch a glimpse.They have to make a mistake in order for you to see a tail or something lol.Look at that.What an easy shot.Would be like shooting fish in a barrel.
The mule deer out west,oh my word.Amazing.Those things will just keep out of reach of petting distance!Wouldn't surprise me if people took time to gain their trust,could have them eating apples out of their hands.
That's so cool.I haven't seen dino tracks yet.
Reply With Quote
  #250  
Old 11-14-2017, 12:10 PM
HRTKD's Avatar
HRTKD HRTKD is offline
Postmaster
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Somewhere south of Denver
Posts: 2,991
HRTKD is a splendid one to beholdHRTKD is a splendid one to beholdHRTKD is a splendid one to beholdHRTKD is a splendid one to beholdHRTKD is a splendid one to beholdHRTKD is a splendid one to beholdHRTKD is a splendid one to behold
I was driving my truck home from the dealership last night and up the street from my house there was a mule deer eating someone's flowers. The deer up in the mountains where I hunt are just plain stupid. One walked up to my blind while I was hunting elk. I was talking to it and throwing stuff at it and it wouldn't go away. Elk, by comparison, are geniuses.
Reply With Quote
  #251  
Old 11-14-2017, 09:42 PM
scraprat's Avatar
scraprat scraprat is online now
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Itinerant
Posts: 3,163
scraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant future
I brain fartted and should have poured a little water in each dino print to stand out better.

Traveling west again, stopped for a quick shot where Forrest Gump stopped running in the movie. US 163, mile post 13 Mexican Hat, UT




Reply With Quote
  #252  
Old 11-16-2017, 05:50 PM
scraprat's Avatar
scraprat scraprat is online now
Postmaster
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Itinerant
Posts: 3,163
scraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant futurescraprat has a brilliant future
Another boondock BLM location near Zion NP. The mesa in the background on the way to Zion known to locals as "Flying Monkey Mesa" a little history http://boxcanyonblog.blogspot.com/20...ry-of.html?m=1
Flying Monkey Mesa House
Good side trip on the way to or from Zion for the views up the road. 1250w/ Mesa rd., Virgin



Thinking of the folks winterizing thier rigs
Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
New tires on the dually STROKE'IN 2017+ Super Duty 19 10-31-2017 12:28 PM
Overhead console Rogelio Medrano Excursion - King of SUVs 11 07-14-2017 02:44 PM
Proud new owner!!! 17PlatinumSFL 2017+ Super Duty 20 03-28-2017 10:08 PM
2017 f150 lariat canopy, bedrug Native Images 2015+ F150 9 02-13-2017 08:31 AM


Go Back   Ford Truck Enthusiasts Forums >

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:36 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.